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Anne‐Sophie E. Darlington; Jessica E. Morgan; Richard Wagland (et al.)
Children with cancer were designated as clinically extremely vulnerable if they were to contract SARS‐CoV‐2 due to immune suppression in the early phase of the COVID‐19 pandemic. Our aim was to explore experiences, information and support needs, and decision making of parents with a child with cancer in response to this phase in the United Kingdom. Parents of a child with cancer completed a survey at a time when the UK moved into a period of ‘lockdown’. An online survey was developed by the research team to capture parents’ experiences, information and support needs, and decision making, using closed statements and open text boxes. Descriptive quantitative analyses and qualitative thematic content analysis were undertaken.
Alison Andrew; Sarah Cattan; Monica Costa Dias
Helen Cowie; Carrie‐Anne Myers
Charles Coughlan; Arpana Soni; Hanan Ghouneim
Sadie Bell; Richard Clarke; Sandra Mounier-Jack (et al.)
The availability of a COVID-19 vaccine has been heralded as key to controlling the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 vaccination programme success will rely on public willingness to be vaccinated. This study uses a multi-methods approach - involving an online cross-sectional survey and semi-structured interviews - to investigate parents’ and guardians’ views on the acceptability of a future COVID-19 vaccine.
Mary Baginsky; Jill Manthorpe
As a response to COVID-19 the population of England was asked to stay at home and work from there wherever possible. This included those working in children’s social care (CSC) who have responsibility for child protection and other safeguarding duties. The study was designed to understand how CSC made the transition from being an office-based agency to one where the majority of social workers were based at home and to understand how CSC perceived the impact on children and their families. Participants and setting Senior members of CSC staff in 15 local authorities took part in the research in June 2020.
Kate Northstone; Daniel Smith; Claire Bowring (et al.)
A. Vazquez-Vazquez ; S. Dib; J. C. Wells (et al.)
Claire Bynner; Maureen McBride; Sarah Weakley (et al.)
Rachel Harwood; Benjamin Allin; Christine E. Jones (et al.)
Steve Marshall; Andrew Rowland; Susan Higgins (et al.)
Ben Kieran Donagh
This paper provides an overview of
the impact that COVID‐19 has had on specialist services delivering
support to children and young people experiencing domestic violence and
abuse (DVA). The target audience includes professionalsworking with young people in a range of settings including schools, youthclubs and statutory services. This understanding also contributes valuableinsight for those with a strategic or commissioning responsibility to providesupport services for children and young people.
Almudena Sevilla; Sarah Smith
Damian Roland; Rachel Harwood; Nick Bishop (et al.)
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in large-scale changes to the National Health Service (NHS) systems in the UK to accommodate a predicted surge in acutely unwell adults presenting to emergency and critical care departments. This article describes a rapid, multicentre surveillance project with three
main aims: (1) to identify the number
of children with delayed presentations
to hospital in large emergency
departments; (2) to find out what
proportion of these delays was due
to hesitance of parents in attending
versus the proportion that was due
to advice from primary care staff or
NHS 111 referrals; and (3) to find out
whether these delays might have
resulted in harm to children (using
admission to hospital as a proxy).
Jonathan Adamson; Chris Bird; Kate Edgworth (et al.)
This paper tries to put up guidelines in preparing a stand-alone children’s
emergency department. It takes into account triage, personal protective equipment, clinical guidelines, information sharing and personnel training.
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